Kaduna NUJ  condemns abduction of State Correspondents, tasks Security agents to rescue Journalists, Families

The Kaduna State Council of the Nigeria Union of Journalists (NUJ)  said it received with shock “the brazen and barbaric attack” by suspected kidnappers that resulted to the abduction of the kaduna Correspondents of  two National newspapers  .  The two journalists were reportedly kidnapped alongside their families last night at their residences in Danhono area of kaduna metropolis.

A Statement issued and signed by the Council Chairman, Comrade Asmau Yawo Halilu and the Secretary, Comrade Gambo Santos Sanga condemned the ugly incident and appeal to security agencies in the state to swing into action with a view to rescuing the Journalists and their families from the kidnappers.

The statement which expresses dismay over the unfortunate abduction of the innocent Journalists alongside their wives and children however, implore government at all levels to intensify efforts towards guaranteeing the security of lives and property of the citizens at all times, stressing that the ugly phenomenon of kidnapping in kaduna and environs is now resurfacing and must be checked to avert the experiences of the recent past.

“The kaduna state Council of NUJ however, enjoined all practising Journalists in the state to be vigilant in their daily activities while also praying for the safe return of their abducted colleagues and their families”, the statement said.



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